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>> good morning, it is 5:00 a.m., thursday, december 24, christmas eve. >> severe storms tear through the south and midwest killing 8 people including a child. >> temperatures are expected to soar to record highs on christmas eve, accuweather is tracking the latest for you. >> there's still time to get the last minute holiday shopping done, we're live where you can make that happen now. >> what to wear when you go to do that last minute shopping.
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sweater or shorts? let's go over to david murphy and matt pellman has the roads. >> reporter: as soon as you walk outside you'll see how unseasonable mild it is, it's is going to stay that way. we have clouds in southern delaware and rain to the west. we'll pick up showers during the morning commute. the national storm prediction center has most of the region at the slight risk. the big issue here would be thunderstorms that would produce strong wind gusts. there's an outside chance of a tornado, but i think the gusty winds will be the big issue, having said that these are spotty storms, most won't see them, just take cover indoors lower floors if you hear thunders. 70 degrees in philadelphia. that's right, 70 already. 66 in allentown. 68 in wilmington, 2:00 a.m., 6 reporting stations around the region including philadelphia had hit record highs for this date. of course we'll go on up from where we are now.
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there's a chance we sink back down to 68 between 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m., a spotty shower can't be ruled out. cloudy skies as you head out early. 73 by noon. 76 degrees is your record setting high today at 3:00. by 6:00. 68. i know i'm posting the possibility of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon and just about every day for the period, this is not a washout today. most of the day is dry. occasionally we'll have showers and perhaps the gusty thunderstorm. it's warm again christmas day, i'll have the details on that. and we'll track santa's arrival. >> reporter: i think santa and el nino teamed up. he was tired of wearing the if you fur suit. we're in lower gwynedd there was a crash. 309 near the bethlehem split. off to the right-hand side, toward ambler.
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in ambler we have a crash main street and walnut street. no problems on the turnpike or northeast extension of the turnpike. there's fire activity at the free library and vine. watch for that in the on going work zone. no construction on the vine or i-95. roads are wet, you have to watch the speeds a little bit. puddles along 202 northbound between 30 and 401. same in cape cape may county one ramp, 83 westbound to 47 northbound. >> we're following a developing story, strong storms caused devastating damage and power outages in parts of the midwest and south leaving 8 people dead. it was a sight no one hopes to see days before christmas. a massive funnel cloud tore across mississippi yesterday. three people were killed in the
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state including a boy who was in the car that high winds picked up and tossed about. a tree blew over in arkansas, killing a man a woman, a child was trapped inside. two people were killed in tennessee. we'll have more in the next half-hour. >> today will be smooth travel if you're leaving from around here. yesterday, not so. this is a live look at philadelphia international airport. fortunately phl didn't get the worst of the delays, but it did feel the ripple effect. they are back on schedule. airlines are expecting 8 million passengers over christmas and new year's, that's an increase of 3% from last year. many last minute shoppers are out there right now cutting it close for getting the gifts under the tree. katherine scott is live at the
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kohl's with more. some people say this is the way they like it. >> reporter: that's true, tam, they are cutting it close, but a lot of people i spoke to, they are not shopping because they forget or didn't feel like it, they are doing it for the deals, and it is tradition. the trick when you wait until the 11th hour is find the stores that have the good deals. thanks to kohl's has been open all night. shoppers were out all night long at this store in andora. >> it was either tonight or tomorrow morning. i figured rather dealing with the nuts tomorrow morning. >> deal with the nuts tonight? >> reporter: yeah, less traffic. >> reporter: competitors have been watching in recent years there's a shift to more discounting throughout the
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season as opposed to black friday, a lot of deals come in the last minute in the final few days of christmas as retailers are looking beyond the holiday and trying to shoppers interested. >> i think they could jack the price up a little bit, if they wanted to. >> reporter: shoppers say it's good to go in with an open mind in case what you're looking for is already gone. >> it was picked over, but for the most part i was able to find things i was looking for and got good deals. >> reporter: stores are open today, you have sometime to get the deals yourself. we're live in andora, katherine scott channel 6 "action news." >> thank you for that. and take "action news" and with you over the holidays, load up the mobile devices you're giving or getting with the 6abc news storm tracker 6 live and events app. there are more at google play
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schools and links at counterterrorism thunderstorms are joining forces with philadelphia police to investigate a theft you don't see every day. 40 tanks of industrial propane tanks were swiped from two facilities. two men were caught on surveil animals loading up gas from the northeast. they do not believe they are up to anything nefarious, they think they are in it for restale and the money. pennsylvania lawmakers may still take their vacation even though they have not resolved the budget crisis. governor wolf has not said he will sign the bill to break the stalemate before christmas to get money to schools and social service agencies. the legislation delays payments to some agencies.
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lawmakers have set the modern day pennsylvania record for the longest stretch without a state budget. another thing to think about, they are working on the 2515, 2016 budget. they only have 6 months to work on the next one. >> they may be breaking a record again next year. >> let's talk about accuweather. him christmas put on short sleeves and call it a day. >> reporter: it's warm on christmas eve and we're talking about the threat of thunderstorms, which is usually what we talked about 6 months ago. storm tracker 6 live double scan shows you we are dry to start out. there are light showers beginning to build their way up from the south and west, some of that will be in wilmington before too much longer, looks like there's a little bit down south of dover near lewis, delaware and cape may as it crosses the bay in the next hour. we're looking live outside at a
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pretty picture, penns landing. 70 degrees right now as you step outside in philadelphia on christmas eve. at this early hour, just amazing. 66 in allentown. 68 in wilmington, 68 in trenton. 67 in millville. down the shore cooler in cape may. 58 degrees, we're getting a surge of mild air ahead of a cold front that will keep us in the warm sector today. future tracker 6 between now and 9:00 a.m., more showers are possible him we might get a heavy downpour in some neighborhoods. as we head into the afternoon and morning and up to lunchtime we'll see a lull in the action. during the afternoon there's not going to be a lot of rain, where there is rain forming we could see thunderstorms popping up, some could be of the gusty variety. looks like most of the action is pushing down by the coast by 9:00 to 9:30. the latest model runs are not
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showing much in the way of activity. if you hear rumble of thunder take cover on the lower floors. downpours are a moderate risk for that. these are going to be fast-moving storms. there's a high risk of strong gusty winds. it will be brief. but you don't want to be caught in a sudden burst of winds at 40 miles per hour. there's a low risk for tornados. i can't rule out one of those, as well. looks like the straight lined winds will be the biggest issues. up in the lehigh valley, cloudy, thunderstorm possible. 72 is the high there. 69 down the shore, cloudy, showers and gusty thunderstorms. in philadelphia, 76 degrees, cloudy, a shower or gusty thunderstorm possible there. there you see the numbers climbing steadily, into the 70s by 11:00 a.m.
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75 by 2:00 p.m. the high around 3:00 p.m. as for santa, that stormy weather will be out of the way. first stop expected in australia. looks like santa claus will be on time for us, we'll enjoy a warm christmas day after he disparates. 76 is the -- departs. 76 is the high, a record breaking high today and tomorrow, of 70 degrees. damp and cooler on saturday, 58. light rain and drizzle around. sunday, warmer, damp, 70 degrees, we get back up there into record territory and a little bit of light rain or drizzle. a dramatic drop on monday, 47 which means we stay there right? we're back up to 60 by tuesday. we're close. >> that's the way it works. on "action news," standoff in texas, a man wanted by police
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opens fire and wounding two police officers and sets up a 9 hour standoff. >> a grandfather is accused of leaving his granddaughter alone in the desert with a loaded and cocked handgun. >> reporter: we have an does he want at the willow grove kerr e interchange change, police on there. >> we'll track santa's progress, he is already up in the folks, that's later in the morning buzz.
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>> good morning, everyone, 5:15, christmas eve. taking a live look at wilmington, delaware. 66 degrees right now. getting up into the 70s. might have showers, maybe hear thunder, it's craziness, but it continues. >> you know, matt pellman on the way into work, there were a lot of people on the roads enjoying holidays parties or leaving early to head to somebody's house. >> reporter: or maybe they are out doing shopping like i would be doing in a few hours. >> matt 678. >> reporter: i know it's true, i started at least some earlier this year. the blue route is lit up like a christmas tree flashing lights in the northbound lanes
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approaching route 30 villanova, saint davids interchange. penndot arrived quickly, because the accident happened as you round the corner. it's a problem everybody needs to merge into the left lane. police are on the scene, traffic is getting by, not a big delay, but heading northbound on the blue route, watch out for that. in lower gwynedd. south of the split with bethlehem pike that crash is blocking the right lane. manner arts there's a broken down vehicle near main street. 295 the ramp to the black horse that ramp is partially blocked. in new jersey, there's overnight construction along 70 westbound and cuthbert boulevard and 70 westbound by produce junction. time for the commuter report, we started with a crash
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in middletown delaware at boyd's corner road that's cleared out and things look good along highway one. >> texas police officer are recovering from being shot from a nine hour standoff. odessa police say roy garza opened fire on two officers who tried to serve a warrant. several agencies negotiated with him he was place under arrest with a possible leg injury. the officers are in fair condition. a wisconsin teen made her way to the dmv in an rv. she was dared by her father to take her driver's test in their 31-foot rv. she accepted the challenge and took the test. she does not want to drive the rv on a regular basis.
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she did it for the memories. police in arizona released surveillance video showing a 62-year-old man hanging out at a bar after he left his young granddaughter alone with a gun in the desert. he orders drinks and food and asks to use the phone. he called his wife to ask for a ride home. did you wanties arrived and arrested him. he said he got stuck with his 5-year-old granddaughter, when she got tired walking he left her under a bush with a loaded gun for five hours. >> raider is facing child ray abuse and neglect charges. another night another loss for the sixers. coach brown was not happy with the team.
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he called a time out, it didn't work. sixers lost 113 to 100. the sixers head out west on saturday for a five game road trip haven't won a road game all year, we'll see how that goes. >> 5:19. another major hotel chain is investigating a hack on its payment system. >> children who cry at the sight of santa claus, experts say it's a good thing, that's coming up.
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so he can make it to the meeting that matters most. gordon is energy. exxon and mobil. energy lives here. exxon and mobil are proud plenti partners. lots of points. lots of places. one rewards program. mean -- [laughter]. it is crazy out there this morning, things are drying out not looking too bad, i-95 looks good, the ramp from aramingo to the southbound ramp closed a few days. septa regional rails special midday schedules to get you out of town. city buses and trolleys on a
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modified weekend day schedule. patco and njt on holiday schedule. >> reporter: we have temperatures of 70 degrees feeling like summer. the suburbs in the 60s, a record-smashing high of 76 degrees. there's an occasional shower popping up. if you hear a rumble of thunder take cover indoors, any thunderstorms that form even though spotty could produce strong gusty winds. no problems at any of the major airports we tend to connect to. there's fog developing up in new york, tam. >> going on to "healthcheck" we have the pictures of our kids with santa screaming their heads off. taking a picture of is santa, if the child cries it could be a good thing. some experts say children who
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fear santa are developing stranger danger awareness. it's up to the parents and care givers to reassure children that santa is okay. >> reporter: hyatt hotel hit by hackers on customer payment. it affected hotels managed by hyatt and not franchise locations. there are still deals out there. electronics deep discounts, winter clothes slashing prices because of the warm weather. prepare for next year, christmas decorations are going on sale. stock up now for next year. columbia house is getting a over hall with vinyl records. >> ps for one penny that's
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andy anderson played santa in compton, california. 1300 families will cook up holiday meals thanks to anderson and walmart and other generous
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sponsor. anderson is from compton. the north american aerospace defense command has been providing the santa track for 60 yours. right now he is over the north pole. he sees ships are they the u.s. navy. hundreds of volunteers will be answering calls from children around the world waiting for santa claus' status. according to norad he is over the north pole. volunteers share his location on facebook and twitter. last year, santa got 1.6 million likes. >> how can you not like a man whose solely --some purpose is to bring you gifts. >> no brainer. >> a muslim family from great britain were banned from taking
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their children to disney world. >> details on a crash and shooting that left a man dead.
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>> new on "action news," a bullet blasts through a moving car in east mount airy section killing the man behind the wheel. >> a tornado outbreak in the south, the search is going on for survivors. >> santa needs a short sleeved suit, we'll reached record highs on this christmas eve. good morning, 5:30, christmas eve, karen is off. david has the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. >> reporter: we're over to an extremely mild start you can feel it. it almost takes your breath away. we have clouds this morning and there are sprinklance -- sprinkles and showers around


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